From Soups to Salads: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

A Cookbook Review from Soups to Salads

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Picking a Cookbook for Picky Families I love trying new recipes, but one of the big bones I have to pick with a lot of cookbooks is that they require exotic ingredients, and, frankly, exotic taste buds. Since my husband and children were born with your average, run-of-the-mill taste buds, I have to be careful not to waste a lot of time and money on expensive dishes that will end up in the garbage disposal. Always on the look out for […]

Why This Pen and Paper Gal is Turning to Digital Organization (A Review of the New ListPlanIt)

Why this pen and paper gal is turning to digital organization

One of my favorite ways to stay organized has just gotten even better. I’ve been using ListPlanIt’s printable lists and organizational pages in my homemaking binder, menu plans on my fridge, shopping lists tucked into my purse, and anywhere else I needed them for the last several years. Personally, I still love printable lists. I’m a pen and paper gal at heart. These days, though, I’m sort of without my pen and paper. As we’re traveling this year, we don’t have printer access, nor do […]

Winter Giveaway Week: Win 1 of 10 Copies of the “Better Than a Box” eBook

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Making real food understandable (and the transition to it achievable) is a huge priority for me as a blogger. Coming from a background of being raised on primarily processed foods and having to both learn to acquire a taste for real food, as well as learn to cook it, has given me a genuine desire to want to offer resources to help make the transition easier for others than it was for me. Over the past month and a half, we’ve been writing about “Real […]

Winter Giveaway Week: Win 1 of 3 Gift Certificates to Apple Valley Natural Soap

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There are very few things that I would consider important enough to put in the crazy expensive FedEx package that we’re having shipped to Argentina. My Apple Valley Shampoo Bars? They made the cut. Seriously, I am in love with my shampoo bars. Back in the summer, I made a massive order from Apple Valley Natural Soap, buying enough shampoo bars, a few regular body soap bars, and our favorite healing herbal salve to last for the entire year that we’ll be traveling. Every few […]

Review of Trim Healthy Mama

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By Natalie, Contributing Writer Sporting a hefty 619 pages, Trim Healthy Mama by Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett is one of the newer healthy eating reads on the block, having been released in August of 2012. You might benefit from reading this book IF you: Struggle with your weight Have a hard time sticking to a diet Lack energy Are still learning about healthy eating and nutrition Want to learn a bit about the science behind food – in an easy-to-understand format Want to find […]

48 Hour Redmond Trading Giveaway!

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Happy Weekend, friends! (Beth of Red and Honey here, standing in for Stephanie in lieu of weekend links! Stephanie is currently in the midst of a two-week “radio silence” as they begin their year-long journey around the world. Follow along with their adventures on their travel blog here!) While Stephanie is out gallivanting across the globe with her adorable family and we’re all here at home trying to contain our envy, I am pleased to help her out by running a giveaway for y’all! Redmond […]

My Review of doTERRA Essential Oils (and how much of a difference does quality really make?)

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Written by Stephanie Langford, Creator of Keeper of the Home Although I am in love with using natural remedies, including herbs and essential oils, I have remained skeptical about just how much of a difference the particular brand of oils that you use really makes. Perhaps you, like me, have heard what you deem to be “hype” about this brand or that one, and wonder if it’s there’s really anything to it or if it makes no difference. If I’m being honest, that’s how I […]

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life (plus 100 free copies!)

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I’m the queen of making lofty goals that never come to fruition. Being a particularly ambitious and driven person, I tend to shoot for the starts. I write up fancy plans, reorganize my schedule, print up pretty calendars and goal charts and dive right in. None of this is bad; in fact, being goal oriented and aiming high is a good thing! The problem is that my exuberance often exceeds my capability to follow through. Time and again, my lofty plans fall flat. Over the […]